As you know, my main passion is beauty and fashion. The way you look is important. If you look good you tend to feel good too. Your confidence soars, and as a result, you feel happier. Studies show that taking care of your appearance is good for self-esteem and your mental health.
However, that is only part of the story. The surroundings you live in also have a significant impact on how happy you feel. Regularly freshening up your home is important. Fortunately, you do not have to spend a fortune to do this. Below are a few ideas to help you to quickly brighten up your living room, even if you are working with a tight budget.
Use photos and pictures
Changing the way your walls look has a big, and immediate, impact on the overall feel of a room. Revamping your walls can be as simple as putting some new artwork up. What type you use is entirely up to you. The larger canvas prints from Hello Canvas are surprisingly affordable. This firm can take virtually any image and turn it into a beautiful canvas print, which is great because it means you can use your own photos to transform your living room.
Invest in some new soft furnishings
Another great way to change the look and feel of your living room is to change the soft furnishings and ornaments. You can do this in several ways, but by far the simplest approach is to use throws, cushions and rugs to update what you already own.
Recover or paint your furniture
If your sofa and chairs are looking a little tired, and you do not have the budget to replace them, consider recovering them instead. It is not difficult to buy new sets of covers. This is especially the case if you bought your living room suite from one of the bigger retailers. Some of them continue to sell cover sets for their most popular suites and do so for many years after they stop selling the actual sofa and chairs. If they don´t sell them, often you can find small workshops making them. Many of them sell them online.
You can also revamp and update items like your coffee table, book shelves and sideboards. This takes a fair amount of time and effort, so before you undertake this type of task you need to be sure that you want to keep these items of furniture for a few more years.
Potentially, you can paint, or spray these items yourself. You can find out exactly how to do it, and get good results, by clicking here. Learning how to spray paint furniture is a skill that you will use a lot more than you think, so it is one that is well worth learning.
Reorganise your furniture
Sometimes giving a room a fresh look is as simple as re-arranging the furniture. Removing a heavy sideboard and putting up a large mirror can really open up a space and give it a more on-trend minimalist look.